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Chemical Formaldehyde

Name Formaldehyde
CAS Type 1 Name Formaldehyde
Equivalent Terms Formalin | Formol | Methanal | Oxomethane
CAS Registry Number 50-00-0
Definition A highly reactive aldehyde gas formed by oxidation or incomplete combustion of hydrocarbons. In solution, it has a wide range of uses: in the manufacture of resins and textiles, as a disinfectant, and as a laboratory fixative or preservative. Formaldehyde solution (formalin) is considered a hazardous compound, and its vapor toxic. (From Reynolds, Martindale The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p717)
Structure Formaldehyde
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Genes
MeSH® ID D005557
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Formaldehyde Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated exposure references
  2-formyl-1,4-DHP
  2-formyl-2H-pyran
  4-toluenesulfonamide-formaldehyde resin Has associated diseases
  alcoformol
  Bouin's solution
  camphor, formaldehyde, para-chlorophenol drug combination
  Cervisol
  corticosteroid methanetriol mixture Has associated genes Has associated diseases
  formaldehyde hydrazone
  formaldehyde-hydroquinone polymer
  formaldehyde, meta-cresolsulfonic acid drug combination
  formaldehyde-serum albumin
  formaldehyde tert-butyl hydrazone
  formalin mercuric chloride acid solution
View node Formocresols Has associated diseases
  formol sublimate
  FR dental filling
  gelatin-resorcin-formaldehyde-glutaraldehyde adhesive
  gelatin-resorcinol-formaldehyde tissue adhesive
  Germekil
  gigasept
  glokill 77
  lymph node revealing solution
  merthiolate-iodine-formalin fixative
  N2 Dental Cement Has associated genes Has associated diseases
  nelex
  Orth solution
  paraform
  Parker's fluid
  Parmetol A23
  periodate-lysine-paraformaldehyde
  phenoaldehyde
  phenol-formaldehyde resin
  polyvinyl alcohol formaldehyde foam
  resorcinol-formaldehyde resin
  Riebler's paste
  sodium acetate-formalin fixative
  SPAD
  thioformaldehyde
  Toxavit
  tricresolformalin
  trilead tetroxide formalin
  urea formaldehyde foam